Taking Teaching Further

We have secured funding from the Department for Education, in partnership with the Greater Manchester Learning Provider Network, to deliver a programme of professional exchange between further education and industry as part of the Taking Teaching Further (TTF) programme.

We will be leading on the development of a Labour Market Information Electronic Toolkit, which will provide an essential teaching resource to help address gender, pay, ethnicity and social mobility gaps, as well as provide up to date information on skills shortages and employment opportunities in Greater Manchester.

As part of this our vision is to create a ‘Greater Manchester Labour Market Dashboard’, which takes up to date regional employment and business data, at a local authority level, and gives an overview of growth and decline of opportunities by sector in a web-based interactive format.

As the dashboard is interactive, we hope it will enable the audience to locate where the job opportunities are by job type and sector, as well as being used as a teaching aid in further education, providing students with real time Labour Market Intelligence. 

At the same time, there is an opportunity for stakeholders to come together to look at different skills delivery models across geographies, as well as infrastructure needs such as transport and accessibility to training and jobs. The dashboard could also be used by further education institutions and education providers to determine what sectors they should invest resource in.

If you have any comments or questions about the dashboard, please contact the Skills Team: ProfessionalServices@gmchamber.co.uk by 5pm on Friday 10th January 2020.